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Category: Commentary

The decline of U.S. whites — and not just in number

An “aging white population [is] speeding [up] diversity,” blared a headline in The Hill. Could this be a case of confusing cause-and-effect? Are the two trends – whites dying out and minorities thriving – really spontaneous and strictly parallel? The reverse is likely true. Corrected, The Hill headline should have read: Could speeding up diversity […] …

Bashing populism: Dim-bulb academic vs. Deplorables

To say that academic elites don’t like ordinary folks is to state the obvious. To them, Lanford, Illinois – the fictional, archetypal, working-class town, made famous by Roseanne and Dan Conner – is not to be listened to, but tamed. A well-functioning democracy depends on it. Taming Fishtown – Charles Murray’s version of Landford – […] …

Tucker Carlson’s Pettiest Snipes from His Syria Showdown with Noah Rothman

For Tucker Carlson, interviews with his detractors have become something of an art form, if that art form consists in churning out the same predictable and petty performance of contention night after night. In Noah Rothman, Tucker found his perfect foil: an “establishment” conservative writer who objected to Carlson’s Monday night rant playing defense for […] …